Part: Asterix and the Laurel Wreath. "Asterix, the hero of these adventures . A shrewd, cunning little warrior; all
perilous missions are immediately entrusted to him. Asterix gets his
superhuman strength from the magic potion brewed by the druid Getafix..."
In the front of every Asterix book, Asterix is described as a hero. But is he one? He certainly
doesn't look like it - he's tiny, not a muscle on him. Uderzo's original drawings depicted him
as a traditional hero type - large and strong, but Goscinny came up with the idea of making
him an anti-hero - who relied not...
Part: Asterix in Switzerland. Asterix is a famous French Comic book, that has been translated into
100+ languages and dialects! (pretty impressive hah?). The first
Asterix adventure (Asterix the Gaul) appeared in a magazine called
Pilote and from then on, 32 other official Asterix comics have been
published. Rene Goscinny wrote the books while Albert Uderzo
illustrated them until the death of Goscinny aged 51. Uderzo then
carried on the series. As well as the comic books, there have been
many spin-offs including movie books, game books, Dogmatix books
Part: Asterix and the Roman Agent. Asterix isn't all that he is made out to be - for many, he would not be everyone's favourite
character. He is the straight man to Obelix's comic. To really get our head around this, let us
first look at his personality, at a first glance a description would be this... A caring, brave
warrior who likes his food at the best of times.. He is ready to face dangers (except when the
dangers are woman) and will do anything for the liberty of his village. The fate of the village
has rested on his...